In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, SC OSHA offices will be closed on January 20, 2020.

Welcome to SC OSHA

More than 4,500 workers lose their lives on the job every year. OSHA's mission is to prevent workplace deaths, injuries and illnesses.

OSHA Safety and Health Standards Hearing

An SC OSHA hearing will be held on February 4, 2020 at 10:00 am at 121 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29211.

Preventing Cold Stress!

Make sure you are properly protected from cold stress and other winter weather hazards.

Cold weather hazards!

The best time to make sure your workplace is ready for cold weather hazards is now! OSHA has resources to help you pre pare and #KeepWorkersSafe.

Holiday Workplace Safety!

With the holidays fast approaching, SC OSHA reminds employers of their duty to protect workers’ safety and health. Increased merchandise sales also brings an increase in potential hazards in many industries, including warehousing, transportation, and retail. Fortunately, OSHA has developed a number of available resources to help employers keep their employees safe during this busy time of year.

The warehousing industry already has a higher-than-average fatal injury rate, and hazards from vehicles such as forklifts are often present in warehouses. Employers in this industry should consult OSHA’s Warehouse Pocket Guide to identify and eliminate common hazards, as well as the Forklift eTool to ensure the safe use of these vehicles. For employers in the transportation industry, OSHA’s Trucking Industry webpage provides a wealth of information and resources aimed at preventing trucking-related occupational injuries and illnesses. Additionally, OSHA’s Crowd Management Fact Sheet can help retail establishments plan and prepare for large crowds and potential emergencies.

Safe Work for Young Workers!

Finally, the need for additional help in many of these industries often brings a spike in temporary employment, with many of those workers being young. These workers have the right to a safe and healthful workplace just as any other, and therefore it is imperative that both employer and employee be fully aware of the protections granted to these workers under the OSH Act (see also OSHA’s Young Workers and Temporary Workers webpages).